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Then the Amazon** Will Sail for tha
United States—Negotiations
for Other Ships
Associated Press Special Wire
■ ORAVEBEND, Eng., March IS.—The
cruiser Amazonas, built by ths Armstrongs
for Brazil and purchased by tho United
, States, was formally transferred from the
Brazilian flag to ths Stars and -Stripe*
shortly after 11 o'clock this morning. The
ceremony was simple and dignified and to
the Brazilian officers ft was somewhat
Lieutenant-Commander Colwell, United
States Naval Attache, accompanied by
Ensign ltoberts.Asslstan.t Engineer Mo-
Morris and Consul-General Osborne,arrived
ok board shortly before 11 a. m. The chief j
officers ot the Coast Guard and a number
of custom officers, all In uniform, Were al
ready on board. Lieutenant-Commander
Colwell and his party, were received at the
gangway by Lieutenant Santos and were
gacorted to the Captain's cabin, whero they
(Mrs received by Commander Corres.
' In reply to Lieutenant-Commander Col
well's Inquiry, Commander Corres said he
was ready to transfer the vessel forth
with and Messrs. Colwell, Roberts and
McMorrls donned their uniforms and pro
ceeded on deck, gathering near the (lag
staff from which the green flag of Brasll
was flying.
Then Lieutenant-Commander Colwell,
Saluting Commander Corres, said:
"Captain, I have here a contract of sate
to which you were a witness, whereby this
Vessel is to be transferred to me In behalf
of the United States."
Commander Corres replied through an
Interpreter, saying:
. "In handing over the ship, I desire to
sar that It Is done with the sincere friend
ship of Brazil."
Lieutenant-Commander Colwell, salut
ing replied: ,
V "In behalf of ths United States. I thank
. you for the sentiment."
A Brazilian sailor then brought down
Brazil's blue-starred pennant from toe top.
of the mast, carrying it in his teeth. In the
~ center of a circle of officers of both na
tions, Lieutenant-Commander Colwell
i then faced the Brazilian flag, flying from
'the cruiser's stem, end, as the officers
bared their heads, the flag of Brazil was
hauled down at 11:10 a. m., after which,
facing about, with their heads still un
covered, Old Olory was run up the main.
Lieutenant-Commander Colwell and the
Brazilian officers then shook hands. Com
mander Corres Invited the party Into the
cabin, to drink to the ship, and the Brazil
lan Captain showed the party over the
vessel and furnished them with inventor
ies of the supplies.
. The Amazonas will remain la charge of
Ensign Roberts and Assistant Engineer
McMorrls until the United States cruiser
Ban Francisco arrives here.
Great Interest was taken in the ceremony,
which Is said to be unique In naval hls
, tory,.by which one power transferred a
warship to another In the harbor of a third
Several American flags were hoisted at
Gravesend after tbe Stars and Stripes were
unfurled over the Amazonas.
There wes another picturesque cere
mony here today when Alfred C. Harms
worth, the proprietor of the DsDy Mall,
i hoisted the Stars and Stripes over the
Arctle steamer Windward, which is
moored a few yards from tbe Amazonas.
She is on her way to the United States,
having been presented to Lieutenant.
Peary, tbe American explorer. The Stare
sad Stripes were hoisted at 2 p. m. and all
on . board saluted as Old Glory went np
with tbe cheers end wishes for the suc
cess of the expedition. The Windward
sailed from here at t o'clock Otis after
The U. 8. & San Francisco arrived here
at 1:30 p. m., passing tbe Amazonas. After
Saluting Tilbury Fort, the band played
. Ths Star Spangled Banner with the crew
standing at attention. Captain Leery eald
be had a pleasant voyage from Lisbon.
Commodore Howell, who was received
'by Lieutenant-Commander Colwell the
moment the San Francisco reached her
moorings, ordered six hundred tons of coal
for tho San Francisco and three hundred
tons for the Amazonas, which ls coaling
and is expected to complete the work on
Monday, when she will go to Holhaven to
take on ammunition, which Is waiting for
, her there. Then the Amasonas sails, pre
sumably for Key West, the San Francisco
.going to Nsw Tork.
Commander Nasero takes command of
ths Amazonas and seven other officers ot
the San Francisco will accompany him.
'Stokers and some seamen will be shipped
i LONDON, March «.-"! shall hoist the
United States flag on the TJrulser Ama
zonas at Gravesend tomorrow morning at
11 o'clock," said Lieutenant Colwell, the
naval attache to the United States em
bassy In London to the New Tork World's
correspondent last night.
"I have not secured a complete crew
yet." Lieutenant Colwell continued, "but
have officers and men enough to hold her
until a crew arrives. Wo shall then await
orders from the Navy Department at
Washington as to future movements.
"Has anything further been done about
acquiring the O'Higglns?"
"That is a question I don't feel at liberty
to say anything about," tbe lieutenant re
"Is it true that you are also after two
Argentine cruisers?" the World corre
spondent asked.
"We mar be." the lieutenant answered.
Subsequent Inquiries mads by the
World's correspondent In authoritative
quarters elicited the Information that the
Utter made by the United States for the
O'Higglns was tbe entire outlay by -Chile
with M per cent added. The Chilean Naval
Commission declined this offer, and ths
World learned that even If the difficulty
about the Argentine cruisers could be
surmounted. Chile would Insist on getting
something more than » per cent for her
The O'Higglns Is a magnificent first
■lnns protected cruiser, with every latest
Improvement In machinery, armament and
Commander Brownson, the special com
sjlssloner from tho United States govern
ment for tbe purchase of warships and
Material In Europe, was seen at the United
Males embassy by the World's corres
pondent, and in reply to questions said:
"Mr plans ore quite unsettled. I can not
say whether I am going to the English
ship yards or abroad until I receive in
"I have nothing to do with the Brazilian
ships already purchased. They are in tha
hands of Lieutenant Colwell.**
VALPARAISO, March IS.—Patricio Lor
raln Alcalde, Minister of War and Navy,
says: "You can emphatically deny the
story of the Chilean cruiser O'Hlgglns or
any other warship being sold to Spain."
MADRID. March IS.—According to a dis
patch received by the Imparcial from
Rome, the Italian Minister of Marine con-,
firms the reported sale ot the armored
cruiser Vares to Spain.
NEW YORK. March 18.-Rlchsrd Stev
ens, following the example of other promi
nent members of the New York Yacht
Club, has tendered to the government his
new steam yacht Aiieen for. use as an
auxiliary cruiser.
Capt. Rogers and his colleagues on the
Auxiliary Board now have their work in
this city well in band. Capt. Rogeda ob
tained from Lieut. Commander Kelly
early in the week the names of every avail
sole vessel in this harbor, together with
descriptions, value, and general availabil
ity of the craft.
MADRID, March IS.—The Imparcial to
day says: "The instructions sent to the tor
pedo Sect to remain in the Canary Islands,
are due to the government's desire that
the squadron should be escorted to Ouba
by a cruiser, and for no other reason."
NEW YORK, March IS.—A special to
the Herald from Las Palmes says: The
Spanish torpedo flotilla, consisting of the
Pluton, Terror, Fuor, Aserkoaser, Arlels
and Rayo and two transports have arrived
FATAL, Axons Islands, March 18.—The
United States gunboat Bancroft, from Lis
bon, Is hers.
Mr. Ballard Mot an Adopt at Curing
SACRAMENTO; March 18.-Wllllam
Ballard's experiment this evening with his
new remedy for hysteria was a dismal
failure. His wife had been having some
dentistry work done, and bad been given
morphine to lessen her pain. She was
hysterical when she reached home, and
after falling in various attempts to quiet
her, Ballard resorted to intimidation. He
was rattled himself, so hs swore at her,
and, pulling a pistol from his pocket, fired
a shot into tbe wall above the bed on
which they lay. The effect was magical—
on the neighborhood. . One woman ran out
crying that hs had murdered his poor wife,
and while an excited mob gathered about
the Ballard residence the police patrol
wagon came dashing up with Chief Dwyer
and several officers. They found Ballard
sitting in the kitchen, wondering If he was
an Idiot, while several women, who had
entered the house to gaze on the gory
corpse of bis wife, were trying to calm
her. Hereafter Ballard will probably call
a doctor when hie wife gets nervous.
McKinley's Proclamation Officially
Mads Public
WASHINGTON, March 18.—President
McKinley's proclamation creating the Pine
Mountain Zaca land forest reservation haa
been given o.ut officially. The time einos
his approval has been occupied by tbe In
terior Department in correcting some of
the boundary lines which are not clearly
set forth In the maps prepared by Con
gressman Barlow of tbe Sixth California
District, who has worked the matter
As now fixed the reservation takes In the
timber lands on tbe mountain range.
The Coasting Trade
BAN FRANCISCO, March 11-The Brlt-
Koamahln Farnwall, formerly vied In
the ore trade between Philadelphia and
operated by tbe Barn Line
?i eam * « lp Com P«.' l s'. will soon be added
»!Li he Js??i. of •'••"•re engaged In the
[' d6 .»2 9,0«»t. She le now owned by
the Satlnaw Steameblp Company. Her
laWlfilitW "*
Bat to Promt the Overthrow of the
Monarchy When Spain Hakes
Cuba Free
Associated gross Special Wire
CHICAGO, March IS.—A special to tbe
Post from Washington .says: Great sig
nificance attaches to the practically agreed
upon alliance between Austria and Spain
for tbe protection of tbe Spanish throne
against International attack. This alli
ance has armed Premier Sagasta with the
conscious power that he can, with! safety
to the throne, enter upon and carry into
effect negotiations tor the relinquishment
of Cuba. And in this fact Is to be found
the keystone upon which rests substantial
hope of a peaceful ending of tbe present
troubles. This alliance is in reality the
most Important development which has
taken place since tbe Cuban question as
sumed an acute form.
NEW YORK, March U.—A dispatch to
the Herald from Havana says: It is the
evident Intention of General Blanco to make
it appear that as alliance has been formed
between Austria and Spain. With or with
out the sanction ot his government, the
Austrian consul. Frederick H. Berndes, is
lending himself to this Idea. La Lucha
and El Dlario da la Marina continue to
comment upon the Austrian gift of 100 cen
tenes to tbe fund being raised by Havana
merchants for the purpose of a warship
for Spain. Following tbe lirst announce
ment of that gift Gen. Blanco and Mr.
Berndes rode down the Prado, where tbey
were saluted by the hundreds of officers
now stationed In Havana.
Aa official within the palace Is authority
for the statement that the toasts at tbe
dinner will be significant and their mean
ing cannot be misinterpreted, and that
prompt disavowal of the affair by Austria
ls the only thing that can rob it of Interna
tional weight The same official Intimated
that there ls little likelihood ot Austria's
NEW YORK, March IS.—A dispatch to
the World from Madrid says: If the re
ports of the American and Spanish com
missions of inquiry Into the cause ot the
Maine disaster clash, the Spanish govern
ment will Incline to arbitration. It Is ru
mored, naming aa umpire either the Pope
or the head of some European power
probably the King ot the Belgians.
After the extraordinary councils of
Ministers, It was announced unofficially
that the government had not yet received
the full report of the Spanish commission.
The Madrid press complains bitterly that
the American preparations and war ves
sels in Cuban waters certainly contributed
toward paralysing the efforts of the new
Cuban borne rule cabinet to Induce ths in
surgents to submit.
CHICAGO, March 18.—A special to tbe
Journal from Washington says:
The latest plan Is to divide Cuba, Sena
tor Proctor suggests that Trie Cubans take
all they have won, Spain all she holds.
The Cubans have possession of Puerto
Principe and Santiago de Cuba. The Span
ish control the provinces of Plnar del Rio,
Havana, Matanzas and Santa Clara. It
may be that Spain can be coerced by diplo
matic means into giving up Puerto Prin
cipe and Santiago de Cuba, retaining, the
most fertile part of her dependency. When
peace Is restored, as the United States will
Insist that It must be, the Cubans will pos
sess all they have won, and Spain all that
she has successfully defended. It appears
a reasonable solution of the perplexing
Mtaatloa that now prevails, and it is a»
pected it will be satisfactory to Spain.
Senator Proctor In the cloak room has been
strenuously advocating this scheme of par
titioning Cuba, and already it is finding
some support.
Whether it will be pleasing to the In
surgents is doubtful. They want the en
tire island, but under certain circumstances
a compromise might be effected, and if It
Is, tbe president .would be happy. He
would have stopped the war In Cuba, giv
ing the Insurgents their Independence, and
have rendered it possible for Spain to cap
itulate without sacrificing all of her pre
tentious honor.
HAVANA, March 18.—Last night a cor
respondent Saw Francis de los Guzman, to
whom General Weyler is alleged to have
written a letter published In the New York
Journal yesterday, apparently suggesting
the destruction of the United States battle
ship Maine. The former President of the,
Cortes was much surprised when asked if
he had received such a letter. He said:
"I have not received any such letter from
General Weyler, and for that reason it is
Impossible for anyone to have stolen such
a letter from me. lam Ignorant of the ex
istence of such a letter, and consequently
of its alleged contents."
Senor Francisco Diaz, the proprietor of
the Union Constitutional, who Is said to
have given a copy of the alleged letter to
a Journal reporter at Havana, was even
more surprised when questioned on the
subject, He said: "It is the first time I
have heard of such a letter from General
Weyler, or from anyone else. This being
true, of course I could not hare given the
alleged copy to anyone."
MADRID, March 18.—General Weyler
denies the authenticity of the letter pub
lished In the New York Journal yesterday.
In which the former Captain-General of
Cuba ls alleged to have said the United
States would not have dared to send a war
ship to Havana while be was in command
there, as they knew the terrible punish
ment that awaited them," adding that he
had Havana harbor "well prepared for
such an emergency," having "rapidly fin
ished the work Melt tines Campos care
lessly abandoned."
Holt's Attorney Pined for Contempt of
SAN FRANCISCO, March 18.—In tbe
Hoff murder trial today, Joseph Farley, a
carpetlayer, who was at the Clute apart
ments a short time before tbe murder,
stated that he left the Clute residence five
minutes before 5 and Hoff was there at
the time. Half an hour later Hoff appeared
at his lodgings, where Henry Niemyer,
clerk of the house, swore be saw a cut on
HolTs hand, freshly bleeding.
For trying to sell an alleged confession
of bis client, Hoff, to a morning paper,
B. W. Mcintosh was found guilty of con
tempt by Superior Judge Cook today aad
was sentenced to five days' Imprisonment
and ordered to pay a fine of $500. Attorney
Edgar B. Haymond, who participated In
the negotiations, did not appear before
the court, having left town.
Judge Cook will endeavor to have Mc
intosh and Haymond disbarred. ,
A National Fish Banch
WASHINGTON. March it-Senator Per
kins plans tbe introduction of an amend
ment to the General Deficiency Bill ap
propriating 1100,000 for the purchase by the
United States ot all State fish hatcheries.
The Senator and Fish Commissioner Bow
ers have presented to the Committee on
Appropriations the needs of the California
commission for the ensuing year. The item
in the recommendation which affects Cali
fornia Is that of $12,000 for the propagation
ot food fishes. With this appropriation all
the California stations can be continued.
Venezuela's Boundary
WASHINGTON, March 18.-By arrange
ment between the parties. Sir Julian
Pauncefote for Great Britain and Senor
Andrade for Venezuela, the cases relative
to the boundary arbitration, prepared by
counsel on either side, have been ex
changed. The documents will be for
warded to tbelr respective governments by
the Ambassador and the Minister, to serve
as tbe basis for the couater oases to be
exchanged later on, and to prepare the way
for the Board of Arbitration to meet la
Parts next tail
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Nicaragua Em Eat Played Fair mad
the Peaceful Costa Rican Has
Grown Warlike
WASHINGTON, March IS.-Senor Cairo,
Minister of Costa Rica, furnishes tha fol
lowing statement relative to the crisis be
tween Nicaragua and Costa Rica: Because
of the cablegrams from Managua, Nicar
agua, to the press of tbe United States, in
which unfounded charges are made against
tbe government of Costa Rica, the Costa
Rlcan legation in Washington has given to
the public the report of the ex-Consul,
Senor Pontile, who was thrown into prison
by order of the executive one year ago,
without having previously cancelled bis
exeq.uator or subsequently having proved
any charge against him. The report ts
preceded by some notes explanatory ot tbe
course pursued by the government of
Costa Rica, showing that it has acted
fully within tho Hue marked out by dignity
and prudence, having all tbe right on its
side, In the effort to bring tbe government
of General Zelaya, through the Diet, which
Is its argan, to the friendly recognition of
the Justice ot Its complaints aad tho validi
ty of Its claims. These notes demonstrate
that Its efforts in this direction hare been
unfortunately fruitless. la this condition
ot affairs, tbe government of Costa Rica,
on tbe 7th Instant, was requested to give
aatlsfactlon within tan days for the al
ledged Invasion of the Nicaraguan political
exiles over the Costa Rica trotter. Tbe
demand was immediately answered and,
naturally, rejected.
It was learned that an envoy from Gua
temala would arrive at San Jose from Nic
aragua with tbe basts for settlement
This, however, was unknown positively.
Costa Rica maintains her traditional rela-
ttona with all the other Central American
States; she considers aa her own every
thing that bodes good or ill for them, and
is personally interested also in the risks
that the independence and autonomy any
of them may run. She has given abundant
proof of this situation In view of the
actions of Nicaragua, the characteristic
peaceful spirit of the industrious Costa
Rlcan people having changed Into a war
like, patriotic spirit. The whole people
are ready for war, animated by tbe in
spired Justice of their cause. The country
is a unit, and at all tlmee the constitutional
regime remains la force unimpaired.
Is Celebrated by the Socialists to
BERLIN, March lA-In the relchstag to
day, during- tbe debate ot the bill providing
tor tho reform of courts martial, Herr
Bebel, the Socialist leader, started a dis
cussion on the subject ot the fiftieth anni
versary of tho revolution. Alluding to the
privileges enjoyed by military officers, he
reminded his hearers of "the revolution of
March IS, 1848, when the people fought for
their liberty and rights."
The minister for wsr. Gen. Yon Gessler,
and Herr Munnckel, People's party, fol
lowed, while the president of tho house.
Baron Yon Buel-Lornburgh, Intervened
and declared that he did not wish to deny
the significance of the day, but at the re
quest of the subsequent speakers he could
not allow it to become the chief point of
Baron Yon Flumm declared the Prussian
constitution was the free gift of the king.
Herr Babel, amid an uproar, said the com
batants of 1848 were described as "rabble."
This, he asserted, was Infamous. Contin
uing, Herr Babel asserted that if the strug
gles of 1848 had attained their object tho
events of UTS would not have been neces
The king, the speaker alleged, was al
ready showing signs of Incapaolty in lMt,
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Lord Kelvin, the Physicist—An interesting review
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and even Dr. Mlquel, tbe minister of
finance, was then on tbe side of the revo
lution. Uerr Bebel then remarked: "It
the promises made had been fulfilled, no
Bismarck would have been required. But
the king; was betrayed "
The president of the reichstag here tn
tervened and called the speaker to order.
Resuming his remarks, Herr Bebel said:
"Tbe men of the old National union are
now silent. The king of Prussia, "by the
grace of God,' madt\ a clear sweep In 1810.
The people win also nave the right to make
a clean sweep some day."
Dr. Beanlngsen, leader of the National
Liberal party, said royalty had certainly
suffered a severe reverse on March 18,1848.
But, he added, that day had little signifi
cance in the development of German
In all some thirty Socialist and Radical
meetings were held today for the purpose
of commemorating the revolution ot 18t8.
Herr Llebknecht, tbe Socialist leader
who today finished a term in Jail, addressed
a meeting and also Issued a revolutionary •
Very Strongly Advocated by Lord
Charles Beresford
LONDON, March IS.—Rear Admiral
Lord Charles Beresford, in an interview
with a correspondent ot the Associated
Press, warmly advocated an Anglo-Amer
ican alliance as a "move in the direction
of peace and calculated to Immensely de
velop trade."
He added: "Such an alliance is natural,
and I believe tbe mere fact of Its conclu
sion would deter others from attacking
any Inadequately defended Interests of
either country. Now is the time to ac
complish it, when the advantages are ap
parent to both countries. A decade hence.
when, if Bhe desires, the United States can
become a first-class naval power and will
perhaps have adopted the policy of free
trade, it might not be worth her while to
undertake the responsibilities of an alli
ance with Great Britain. When America
has built her navy she will be In a position
to enforce her demands, which will not
take her long now, with her enormous
latent resources and mechanical and en
gineering facilities. An Anglo-American
alliance would be the most powerful fac
tor In the world for peace and the develop
ment of commerce."
Speaking ot the possibilities of the United
States going to war. Lord Beresford re
marked: "If she ever does, no matter
what happens at ths beginning, the must
eventually win. because of the enthusiasm
and Intense patriotism of her people."'
An Ocean Record
1 QUEENSTOWN, March 18.—The steam
ship Lucanla, Captain McKay, which
sailed from New Tork on March IS for
Liverpool via this port, arrived here at
3:68 o'clock this morning. On March 16th
she steamed 581 knots and on the following
day she made 580 knots, beating her previ
ous records on both days. Her previous
best record for a day's run eastward was
520 knots, but she made 621 knots In a
day's run westward.
Had a Good Time
SAN FRANCISCO, March 18.-Penniless
and hungry and anxious to make atone
ment tor Me crime, William Brearwood,
who la wanted in Baltimore for embezzle
ment of S2BOO, has surrendered himself to
the police ot this city. About a week ago
Brearwood arrived here and proceeded to
have a "good time," as he expressed It.
He soon spent all his money and decided
to confess his guilt.
A Chinese Famine
VICTORIA, B. C March 18.—The Presi
dent of the Chinese Benevolent Society
yesterday received a telegram from Hong
Kong stating that a rice famine, which
means starvation, threatened Canton, and
asking that some subscriptions be for
warded. . .
Among the floral tributes at the funeral
of Frances Willard was a growing ever
green tree from the W. C. T. U. of Maine.
How Many or Them Have Quiet!?
Obtained Advice That Made
Them Well
My Bister, if you find that in spite of
following faithfully your family doc
tor's advice, you are not getting well,
why do you not try another course*
Many and many a woman has quietly
written to Mrs. Pinkham, of Lynn,
Mass., stating her symptoms plainly
and clearly, and taken her advice, which
was promptly received. The follow*
would get well. I had female troubles
in their went form, suffered untold
agonies every month; my womb tipped
back to my backbone, had headache!
hysteria, fainting spells, itching, leu
"My feet and hands were cold all
tho time, my limbs were so weak thai
I could hardly walk around the house;
was troubled with numb spells. X
have taken four bottles of Lydia B.
Piakhtan'a Vegetable Compound, on*
bottle ot her Blood Purifier, one pack
age ot her Sanative Wash, and am
entirely cured. I have not had ana
of those numb spells since. Can you
wonder that I sing the praises of a
medicine that has cured mo of all these
flu T"—Mas. Lotus* Plaob, «M Bat.
moot St., Brockton, Matt.

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